Roccoco Revival, Restored

Treatment Process

(Above) 19th century Rococo Revival carved wood and gilt frame with painted porcelain plaque as it came to The Center.

(Above) 19th century Rococo Revival carved wood and gilt frame with painted porcelain plaque as it came to The Center.

(Above) Detail of lost decorative leaf on the proper right side of the frame

(Above) Detail of lost decorative leaf on the proper right side of the frame

During treatment, loss elements were carefully carved out of bass wood to emulate the original decorations.

During treatment, loss elements were carefully carved out of bass wood to emulate the original decorations.

(Above) Detail of a newly carved leaf.

(Above) Detail of a newly carved leaf.

(Above) The newly carved pieces, as well as the previously broken pieces, were adhered using a conservation adhesive.

(Above) The newly carved pieces, as well as the previously broken pieces, were adhered using a conservation adhesive.

(Above) Detail of ingilding the new elements in 24K gold leaf.

(Above) Detail of ingilding the new elements in 24K gold leaf.

 (Above) To finish the treatment, the newly gilded areas were toned to emulate the original finish

 (Above) To finish the treatment, the newly gilded areas were toned to emulate the original finish

(Above) After treatment

(Above) After treatment

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